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Lilac-breasted Roller

Lilac-breasted Roller
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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Kruger National Park
Theme(s): Birds of South Africa 2, Vanderschelden's Africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-16 4:26
Viewed: 4197
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Day 11...
Kruger National Park...
Second upload Lilac-breasted Roller.
First one here
Photographed in Shingwedzi area next to the road to Punda Maria.
Thanks for looking...

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
14/10/2007 07:55:09
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM +1.4x
Focal Length
560,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
One-Shot AF
Picture Style

Adanac, jcoowanitwong, oki, uleko, NinaM, nglen, Alex99, azleader, MMM, rcrick, Jamesp, bobair has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To arfer: Hello Robvanderschelden 1 12-17 07:12
To naseerfedaee: Thank you, Naseervanderschelden 1 12-16 05:07
Thank's!!!naseerfedaee 1 12-16 04:33
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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-16 4:29]

Hello Annick,
Well I know where this image is going after I write this note. This composition is amazing Annick the colors and details just jump out at you, thanks now off to my favorites.


Hi Annick,
This bird has colorful plumage. This picture has very nice color contrast. You caught the brilliant eye well. TFS this fine image.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-12-16 5:01]

Hello Annick,
I prefer this one to your first posting of the Lilac-breasted Roller as the sky is better in this one. Otherwise this is sharp and well up to your high technical standard in a fine composition.
Well done and thanks,

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  • oki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 10 N: 114] (587)
  • [2007-12-16 5:13]

Hi Annick,
you're very lucky to get the bird like this. I saw some in Africa, but I wasn't able to get it close like that with those amazing colors!
TFS, see you,

hello annick,
wow, this is a fine capture of the roller, sharp image with good details which is always there in your shots, lovely colours, beautiful composition,
as ususal a professional work ,
tfs & regards


Lovely image of this bird,
I'd love to see one in the wild,
Beautiful colors and I love the blue sky BG


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  • medio Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 27 W: 2 N: 35] (181)
  • [2007-12-16 6:43]

Hello Annick,
Photo pretty colors and some very good frame and focus are excellent good composition.
Greetings Jose

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-12-16 7:05]

I very glad to see your new work. It's wonderful! Great detail and color, amazing focus

beautiful image of this bird, very clear and with nice and natural colours, many compliments

This lovely Annick. It was obliging of your little bird to pause on an upper twig so to be isolated against the blue sky. The colors look beautiful and natural and the sharpness is super.

Evelynn : )

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-12-16 9:57]

Hello Annick,
The Rollers are wonderful birds and you've captured this one in a very fine pose. Beautiful light and lovely colours as well as sharp details. Beautiful composition too. Excellent work!
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-12-16 10:21]

Hi Annick, what simplicity and yet what a beautiful picture. I like the naive look of the bird, his great colours. You captured it very well, it is sharp, lighted and well composed with the branches. Thank you,


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-16 10:43]

Hi Annick. A very fine shot of this beautiful bird. your use of the light has given good natural colours. you have very fine detail awith a nice POV against the blue sky. well done TFS.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-16 11:10]

Hi Annick.
I remember your love to large aperture value when I love small values. Now how I can see you reduce f-number step by step. Result is very impressive. Great DOF and sharpness of the entire image. Details and colour reproduction are superb and composition is precise. My best wishes and TFS.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-12-16 11:27]

Impeccable capture Annick!
The colours are stunning!
Excellent clarity and razor sharp.
Great composition as well.
Very well done,

Generally speaking, I like all things "breasted". ;) ;)

This is another fine capture and bird presentation. The colors on this one are especially nice. This picture is a good technical achievement.

Beautiful roller, brilliant colors and very sharp.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-12-16 13:52]

Hello Annick
Excellent presentation.I like the pose of that species I had never seen before.Very sharp whit excellent details and lovely colors.
TFS Michel

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-12-16 14:04]

waw this is a 1st class pic!! perfect under all corners of view,the colours are impressive,thanks for share,Luciano

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-16 15:41]
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Hello Annick

That is a very colourful bird.
The plumage detail is well defined with lovely colour saturation.
You have composed the shot well,with excellent eye detail and catch light.
Very good POV and DOF.
I think you managed to photograph every animal and bird in Africa.


Hello Annick,
Wonderful shot of this Lilac-breasted Roller, the composition is perfect, excellent clarity, perfect exposure, great shot, all the best Rick :)

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-16 21:04]

Hi Annick,
Splendid shot of this beautiful bird with awesome colours and details on its plumage. The blue sky as BG and the dried branches adds a nice perspective. Great lighting, exposure, DOF and POV. Magnifenct composition. Kudos.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-12-16 23:33]

Hi annick

Superb shot of this elegant bird. The DOF and exposure are spot-on. The eye and beak are especially good.


Beautiful bird, photo likewise.
Well taken Annick.
Best wishes,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-18 5:04]

Hello Annick, great shot again of this beautiful bird, the sharpness is perfect, the composition and the exposure are very well done and the BG is fantastic. Well done, thanks !


Hi Annick,
this sure is a colourful bird and one I have not seen before now.I like the background sky a very mellow shade of blue that is uniform throughout which doesn't distract the eye from the bird.The focus is crisp bringing good detail to the subject and best of all are the variety of colours in the bird's plumage,outstanding.Thanks for sharing this view of the Lilac-breasted Roller. Bob

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